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Shaking Hands With Obama in the Oval Office

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | DC
Gary S. Chafetz

The guy had two full-time jobs: running for reelection and running the country. And yet every month he takes about an hour from his schedule to shake hands, chat briefly and take photos with members of the armed forces attached to the White House. Each is allowed one tag-along parent. I won the toss.

PHOTOS: Best Street Art Of LA 2012

Gregory Linton | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

2012 has been a wild ride on the streets of Los Angeles. Melrose and Fairfax is proud to present 20 of our favorite shots for the Best of Los Angeles Street Art 2012.

9 Celebrities Who Behaved Badly In 2012

Pat Gallagher | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

These post 50 celebrities show wisdom doesn't necessary come with age. Sometimes midlife can present some situations that stir up the pot, leading to lapses in judgment that would make even Lindsay Lohan (on a good day) gasp.

The Best Street Art Of 2012

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Of the 10,000 images he snapped of Street Art this year, photographer Jaime Rojo gives us 110 that represent some of the most compelling, interesting,...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

Film Review: The Snitch Cartel

Dan Lybarger | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

For a movie that features drugs, jealousy, betrayal, sex and murder, The Snitch Cartel, Colombia's entry in the race for Best Foreign Language Film at next year's Oscars, offers a tepid rush and some nagging side effects.

As Kwame Brown Sentence Shows, Not All Scandals Are Scandals

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 01.19.2013 | DC
Michael Fauntroy

As we come to the end of a difficult and embarrassing year for District politics, let us resist the urge to paint all corruption with the same broad strokes.

College Professor Can Seek Damages Against Johnny Dep

Posted 11.05.2012 | Celebrity

A college professor has been given the go-ahead by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to seek punitive damages against actor Johnny Depp. R...

JR, 'The Wrinkles of Los Angeles'

Carmen Zella | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Carmen Zella

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Jerry Brown Gets an October Surprise

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown's plans to match his big budget cuts with new revenues were already somewhat complicated by heiress Molly Munger's rival income-tax-hike-for-the-schools initiative. But a much bigger threat emerged in dramatic fashion late last week.

The Achievement of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, New York Times Publisher

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

Even someone with the imagination, flexibility, and business acumen of an Arthur Ochs Sulzberger would have great difficulty in preserving the Times as a print newspaper, and perhaps even as a newsgathering operation.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

George Heymont | Posted 11.30.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

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Double Standard for Bipolar Disorder

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

It is sad to me that Jesse Jackson, Jr and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, as well as other celebrities, have become poster boys for mental illness when in fact they should be poster boys for questionable behavior.

Become an Opportunity Maker With Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money
Kare Anderson

Years ago, a board member brought me into a corporation to lead a team in creating two products that he felt would boost the stock price. Here's how it happened.

SISTER GIANT: Consciousness and Politics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Marianne Williamson

Would our legislative priorities be what they are today -- tending always in the direction of serving those with economic leverage first -- were those legislative bodies anywhere near gender equal? Would the "war on women" exist as it does now?

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

A Roof With a View: Looking at Art Up Above

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Climbing up on a roof during the sultry city summer can be liberating, and it turns out to be a prime place for painting too. Away from the cacophony...

The Dumbest "Both Parties Do It" Column Ever

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.22.2012 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.

Russ Parr- Unplugged At ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Russ Parr makes no apologies for telling this story. Though the subject matter is "difficult to digest", many of these stories are based on true experiences.

Gov. DeVal Patrick:I Will Not Let Obama Be Bullied Out Of Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Lonna Saunders

Patrick shared with the audience that he had been written off when he ran for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2010. That he had not accomplished all he had wanted to at that juncture. Just as the president has more he wants to accomplish.

Theatrical Icon Ben Vereen's Weird but Wonderful Life's Journey

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

So what delights can you expect on from Ben's new show at 54 Below, the hot new frequently-completely-p.m., and on Friday & Saturday nights July 13 and 14, also at 11 p.m.? Just watching him talk, smile and sing is enchanting!

WATCH: At World Snuff Championships, Not Everyone Is Up To Snuff

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.11.2012 | Weird News

People who aggressively stuff powder up their noses are called a lot of things, but rarely "world champions," unless of course you're talking about co...

Dark Knights, Avengers, Bonding Retro Action Heroes: How Long Will the Superhero Phenomenon Last?

William Bradley | Posted 09.06.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

America likes action, and so does the world. The superhero phenomenon is an interesting development that may coincide with rampant coach potato-ism and screen-orientation. Especially as the feats are pretty much all CGI.

An Open Letter To Young LGBT Athletes

Wade Davis II | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wade Davis II

The pain of living a lie may seem like it will only last while you're playing, but the truth is my scars may never fully heal. Don't let the love for your sport overshadow the need to love yourself.

A Love Letter to Chicago Chefs

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Linda Novick O'Keefe

My favorite times with Art Smith are in his own kitchen in the morning over bottomless cappuccinos or on a run.